Tacky and Just Weird
I have to know if this is just a Texas quirk, or if the rest of the country is involved in the tackiness.
Do pick-up trucks in other, perhaps less redneck, states sport decals of a mischievous Calvin (of the dynamic cartoon duo Calvin & Hobbes) peeing on whatever it is that is irksome to the truck’s owner?
This decal can manifest itself, if the truck is a Ford, as Calvin peeing on a GM logo. Or vice versa. I’ve been told that you’re either a GM man or a Ford man here in Texas, and guys take it pretty seriously. (!) You might also see Calvin peeing on the words ‘My Ex Wife’. Talk about your tacky. In a tacky competition with the ‘lady’ silhouettes on big-rig mud flaps, I’d say Calvin is doing just fine.
This is totally unrelated, but if Sarakastic can do it, so can I…
& Somehow I was in Target today, picking up a pair of slip-on tennis shoes for my younger son. Well Cherokee names its shoes, for example the Ashley or the Lulu, and I think it’s kind of cute. But as I was perusing my receipt today, walking out of the store, I noticed that the shoes I’d bought–the little black Vans-style slip-ons had been named the Hezekiah. ????? Now I can see if they’d been worn leather sandals or lace up work boots, but really–a little black and white tennis shoe?
Made me wonder…has there been a Hezekiah hurricane yet?